Another most essential thing to be done at construction sites is to ensure electrical safety. Workers are often hurt by touching electrical lines. Workers need to have safety equipment to safeguard themselves against electrical hazards. It is extremely important to strictly follow the guidelines to be safe on construction sites.
- Be careful while working with heights:
A large number of construction sites are situated at great heights, particularly in larger towns. Reaching such extreme heights on any ladder may lead to fall injuries. Around 30,000 contractors are subjected to fall accidents every year. So, prior to using scaffolding or ladder, study their safety information thoroughly. You must also know well the amount of weight they can handle and the way of using them. You should also store them securely.
- Check out the safety parameters of tools:
It is important to have a good understanding of the safety parameters of the tools you are using. Do not do any work requiring you to exceed those safety parameters. For example, in case you require another ladder, get one, rather than risking a fall. Ladders are quite risky. The ones made of metal are good conductors of electricity. So, ensure that you do not use metal ladders when working near electric wires, since the ladder’s metal can conduct electric current. Electrical hazards are something you must be very careful of. It is always better to keep distance from power lines. In case you need to work in a location having electrical work in progress, get thorough information about the location and know the dangerous areas.
- Inspect your equipment carefully:
Prior to using any equipment or tool, it is advisable to check out properly whether they are in good working condition or not. Go for a visual check always, and sometimes you may also go for a thorough inspection if required. Inspection holds a lot of importance specially when handling safety equipment. Items like cables and safety lines should be inspected regularly. Faulty equipment may lead to different types of injuries like electrocution, falls and many more.
- Be careful while working with large machines:
While dealing with huge machinery like large vehicles and cranes, you should be extremely careful. Always be informed of which machines are being used, and what jobs are they doing. Be very attentive to the warning noises like when particular vehicle moves back. Pay attention to your surroundings and things that are above your head, if any. Always use a safety helmet, and also a mask if required.
It is recommended that you, as a worker in construction sites should undergo safety training before working on in such sites. Following these suggestions would help you to safeguard yourself against any workplace accident. All the workers in the site should be attentive and work together to ensure safety of all. On a construction site, being attentive and careful about your safety is more essential then being efficient and fast.